Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Self Tanning Routine

Self Tanning Routine
I've never really been a massive fan of false tans if I'm honest. Whenever I wanted to add a bit of colour to my body I opted for a gradual tanning lotion that you'd apply every evening that gradually started to give you a nice healthy glow (without the orange hands or biscuit scent). But when St Moriz* got in contact with me asking to try out their tanning lotion I thought why not give it a try and see what I make of it. I've always been very curious about these instant tans but a little nervous in case I looked like a giant wotsit.

I've been using this false tan for a few weeks (only on my legs) it has now took a rightful place in my self tanning routine so I thought now is the perfect time to blog what I use and why!

Step 1.
Obviously the first thing I do if I want to achieve the best self tan look I can is have a shower/bath and shave my legs. Freshly, smooth legs lets the tan glide on a lot smoother and avoids any orange patches so shaving my legs is an essential for this routine.

Step 2.
I then move on to exfoliating my legs this step I would say is the most important if you want smooth tanned legs. I use the Soap&Glory sugar crush because 1. it smells delicious and 2. it's not harsh or gritty like some. Exfoliating the legs gets rid of any dead cells and any dry patches that the false tan will 99% of the time pick up and give you a giant orange patch. The knee caps and ankles are one of the worst places for this to happen!

Step 3.
Once I've exfoliated my legs I go ahead and give them a bit of moisture so I take my Soap&Glory sugar crush body wash and rub it all over my legs to give them the moisture they need after they've been exfoliated. Not sure if this is essential but I always do this just to make sure my legs are super smooth and moisturized.

Step 4.
Once I've shaved, exfoliated and washed my legs I then let them air dry and once they are completely dry I go ahead and grab my tanning mit and apply St Moriz.

How I got on with St Moriz
The first time I used this tan after my routine above my legs didn't go the way I wanted them to. They looked too dark, streaky in areas and had that biscuit-y scent so this didn't go well first time I tried it. But, I kept trying and trying till they eventually started to look better. I think it depends on how much you apply and if you have blended it in properly everywhere - which I obviously didn't at first. I really like how this looks on my legs, they look healthy and natural which is obviously what you want them to look like. I will start to use this on the rest of my body one day (maybe when I plan to stay in - just incase!).

I can see why everyone loves this false tan as once you've mastered to get it right the results are really impressive. I'd love to try the tanning mist sometime too as I can imagine this would get the job done a lot quicker!
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Have you tried this false tan before?? 
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30 comments

  1. The St Moriz tan is my favourite its so cheap but works wonders x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. I agree it makes such a lovely difference!

      K ♥

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  2. When it comes to fake tanning, I become terrified that I'll walk out my house looking like a wotsit and I envy everyone else who's able to use fake tan and master it! This fake tanning product looks good though and maybe if I practise on my legs then maybe I'll master the full body. Usually I just stick to gradual tan x
    Tabitha - amour-tabitha.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know it is worth experimenting on a couple of days where your legs are not going to be on show! I am always scared to apply this everywhere!
      Gradual tans are my favourites

      K ♥

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  3. Great routine, must take some tips :)
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you glad you liked it :)

      K ♥

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  4. I love the sugar crush range by soap and glory, it smells amazing!
    GreyWalls 

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    1. mmm I know definitely a favourite scent of mine!

      K ♥

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    1. Have you tried their gradual tan? It is so so good!

      K ♥

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  6. I love the St Moritz tan, it is such a great dupe for the St Tropez and a fraction of the cost xx

    Amanda - dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know! not that I have tried St Tropez but this works wonders!

      K ♥

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  7. You cant beat St Moriz! It's the only tan i use.. :D
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. The gradual one is really good too you tried that?

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  8. Your blog is amazing! I do really like it! I know how much time it requires, but you did a really good job! Keep doing it!) I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Aw thanks so so much really nice of you to say! :)

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  9. I tend to use the mousse from St Moriz, I've found it to be the best formula! The spray isn't as good as it dries quite quickly so it's a bit more difficult to get an even colour x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The gradual tan is my favourite but I may try the mousse!

      K ♥

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  10. I just tried st moriz out and loved it mainly because I am so pale so its nice to get something that doesnt make me look muddy! xx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. I know I agree and can completely relate sister!

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  11. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because I love your blog. You can find it here - http://www.helloamyy.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

    Amy xx

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    1. Thanks Amy so nice of you to say!

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    1. Aw thank you so nice of you to say! :)

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  13. Heya I found your blog through the #fblchat this evening! This is so crazy I was literally thinking about an hour ago I really need to get back into a good fake tanning routine! This has helped me lots so thank you :)

    http://highstreetbeautyjunkie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. aw great timing isn't it! Glad I could help!

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